Robots and virtual reality on offer

Release Date: 12 January 2017

More than 250 secondary school pupils descended on D&A College on Wednesday, January 11, for a day of information, interaction and insight into computing and creative media.

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Sara Naveed and Su Liang, both Monifieth HS, at D&A College

Running over two campuses, Arbroath and Gardyne, the Digital at D&A Session aimed to provide S3 and S4 pupils with details of Foundation Apprenticeships, Modern Apprenticeships, Skills for Work classes, schools link classes and an introduction to the mainstream college courses on offer.

Schools across Dundee and Angus were invited to attend the event which included taster workshops on robots, games testing, building a pc, and virtual and augmented reality sessions.

“Primarily an information event, Digital at D&A was designed to lift the lid on all of the learning opportunities on offer for young people – both while they are still at school and their options on leaving school,” said Gillian McGovern.

“D&A College maintains strong school links with many senior pupils attending college as part of their school timetable.

“Earlier this year the college secured access to nearly £400,000 funding to train up to 59 Foundation Apprentices in Dundee and Angus – 16 of these places were in software development.”

Foundation Apprenticeships create strong links between education and employers, enable youngsters to gain skills and vocational qualifications which enhance their opportunities to gain employment.

Delivered over two years Foundation Apprenticeships include work placements and participants undertaking a live client project.